US Flight School, Sterling Flight Training, Announces New Airline Partnership

10th Sep 2022

Sterling Flight Training announced a new partnership with Avelo Airlines for pilot recruitment. Under this agreement Sterling students meeting the minimum requirements will receive priority access to Avelo’s cadet program and pilot recruiting pipeline.

A rapidly expanding startup airline, Avelo opened a new crew base in Orlando this past June and will serve a total of 31 cities by November. With this growth comes the need to expand the airline’s pipeline of qualified pilots.

Avelo Airlines Head of Flight Operations, Scott Hall said, “We are excited to begin our partnership with Sterling Flight Training. Sterling continues to grow its enrollment and offers the top training and opportunities for its students. Through this partnership, we’ll be able to access some of the top talent and provide expedited entry into Avelo cockpits.”

Amid the demand for flight training, Sterling has seen its enrollment nearly double in two years and is continuing to grow. Offering aviation degree programs through Liberty University and Purdue Global University, as well as its own Part 141 tuition-based Career Pilot Training Program, the school is one of the top flight schools in the region. Announced in March, Sterling also launched a 100% financing option for career pilots, further reducing the barrier of entry to flight training.

“Our goal is to deliver top-tier flight training and provide students opportunities to advance their careers,” said Wayne Heller, CEO of Sterling Flight Training. “Partnerships like these allow them to secure an offer while still in the program, so they can focus on flying and moving on to their dream job after they finish their time with us. We are very excited for the opportunities Avelo has to offer our students.”

About Sterling Flight Training

Sterling Flight Training, a portfolio company of Wexford Capital LP, is Jacksonville’s premiere flight school, offering programs from private pilot to professional pilot. Backed by a team of airline industry veterans with more than 100 years of combined aviation experience, the Sterling team has led the training initiatives for thousands of airline pilots across the US. Students receive training they can trust with safety always top of mind. The school is FAA and VA approved, and offers degrees through both in-house training programs and university affiliations. 

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 30 popular destinations across the U.S., including its three bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Source: Sterling Flight Training Press Release

Photo Credit: Avelo Airlines

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